The thrill of carving down the slopes and feeling the rush of cold air against your face is undoubtedly the highlight of a day spent skiing in the 3 Vallées. But as the sun begins its descent and the slopes start to empty, the party is far from over. Discover the world of après-ski in the 3 Vallées, where the action continues with a blend of vibrant nightlife, cosy Alpine charm, and breathtaking mountain vistas.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the best après-ski experiences that this renowned ski area has to offer…
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- Après-ski in Méribel
- Après-ski in Val Thorens
- Après-ski in Les Menuires
- Après-ski in Courchevel
- Après-ski in La Tania
Après-ski in Méribel
Le Rond Point
Le Rond Point Bar in Méribel is a renowned après-ski spot, blending relaxation and vibrant energy. Nestled at the base of the green run and en route to the Altiport, it can be reached either by skiing down the slopes or by the road.
The bar welcomes skiers and snowboarders to unwind on its spacious sun terrace, enjoying après-ski drinks and live music against the stunning backdrop of snow-covered peaks.
Jack’s Bar holds a prime position in the centre, at the base of the slopes, making it a convenient hub for both skiers and visitors.
The bar caters to various needs, whether you’re seeking a quick bite to eat or a relaxing drink. Its lively ambience is elevated by regular live music performances and entertainment, adding to the après-ski scene.
La Folie Douce
Discover La Folie Douce, a famous hotspot for après-ski entertainment across multiple resorts. This particular venue is perched between Méribel and Courchevel, so it’s easily accessible if you’re staying in either resort.
The bar is open from around 9 am until the ski slopes close, but towards the end of the day is when the party comes to life with tabletop dancing and DJ sets. La Folie Douce is often regarded as the ultimate place to be for an unforgettable après-ski experience, so don’t miss out!
Doron Pub offers a combination of live sports screenings, refreshing drinks, events, and unforgettable parties. So, whether you’re a fervent sports fan eager to catch the latest games or simply seeking a casual atmosphere to unwind, Doron Pub has you covered.
Sully’s is an underground après-ski hotspot and nightclub in Méribel. Operating until the early hours of 5 am every night, it’s one of the top late-night party places in town. As the sun sets, O’Sullivans transforms from a casual hangout featuring arcade games and a pool table into a buzzing nightlife hub.
Lodge du Village
Located in Méribel Village, Lodge du Village is known for its live music, stunning views, non-stop snacks and daily happy hours – all you need for the perfect après experience!
Located in the heart of Méribel Centre, Copiña is the ideal choice for those seeking an après experience with a touch of sophistication. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails, as well as a selection of delicious wine and craft beers, and maybe even sample a couple of tapas from the menu.
Note: you can also visit a Copiña venue in Courchevel!
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Après-ski in Val Thorens
La Folie Douce
Due to its immense popularity, a second La Folie Douce can also be found in Val Thorens. Perched on the slopes, skiers can make their way back down the slopes after they’ve enjoyed an afternoon of live music and dancing at this unbeatable location.
Situated at 2368 metres, Bar 360 is affectionately coined “Europe’s highest party” and is home to a large terrace which hosts live DJ sets and music from 2 pm. It’s a must-try for those seeking an upbeat and lively après-ski experience.
The Frog and Roast Beef
The Frog and Roast Beef, also known as “the highest pub in Europe” offers live sports, music and hearty pub dishes to re-energise you after a day on the pistes. Later on, as people descend from the slopes, the party picks up and continues until late.
After heading down from the pistes, continue the party at Le Monde – with good vibes, great drinks and an even better atmosphere, you’ll have all you need for a memorable night in Val Thorens.
Located in the heart of the town, Le Saloon offers après-ski sessions with live music, a fun atmosphere, and a variety of drinks. The bar features happy hours and a selection of cocktails, making it a great place to unwind and socialise, plus a pool table adds to the entertainment.
Sports fans looking to catch the latest game after a day on the pistes can head to Downunder, where there are also pool tables, a darts board and other bar games for added entertainment.
With a large, sunny terrace, delicious drinks and a Latin-American-inspired menu, Favela offers a taste of something different in the centre of Val Thorens. The venue is open every day from 12 pm to 2 am, so there’s plenty of opportunity to pay a visit throughout your holiday!
Those seeking more late-night partying will find it at Malaysia. Open every night from 11 pm to 4 am, this nightclub ensures your nightlife desires are duly met!
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Après-ski in Les Menuires
Chalet du Sunny
Les Menuires isn’t well-known for its après-ski scene, but Chalet du Sunny is a pretty good option if you want a more energetic vibe. From 2:00-4:30 pm, you can enjoy DJ sets and cocktails on the sunny terrace, surrounded by beautiful views. The bar is accessible from the Sunny Express chairlift or “David Douillet” slope.
Le Challenge beckons with a blend of live music, DJ sets, events, and a selection of bar games. Open from 4 pm until 2 am, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy a drink after a day on the slopes, or for a late night-out if that’s what you prefer.
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Après-ski in Courchevel
Based in Courchevel 1650, Le Pelican boasts three live music sessions per week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as well as table-top dancing and a vast range of drinks on the menu.
A relatively laid-back bar, Le Schuss offers a warm welcome with a cosy ambience and good value drinks. For a more energetic après experience, make sure to pay a visit on Tuesdays, when entertainment and live music are on the agenda.
A sunny deck and great food await at Le Tremplin in Courchevel 1850. Come late afternoon, the atmosphere ramps up a notch with live music and DJ sets. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see the latest events.
Fire and Ice
Those in search of a sophisticated après-ski bar should pay a visit to Fire and Ice in Courchevel 1650. Relax on the spacious terrace, which is kitted with log-burning fires, flaming torches, fur snugs and heated bar seating. If you’re feeling peckish, choose from their menu of wood-fired pizzas accompanied by an “ice shot” (liquor served out of an ice cube)!
Located on the Bellecôte piste, this cosy slopeside cocktail bar in Courchevel 1850 invites guests to enjoy a cocktail or a bite to eat in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Situated in Courchevel 1850, The Gatekeeper is a British-style pub that offers live sports screenings, events, and music performances. Inside, you’ll find a darts board for friendly competitions and quiz nights for added entertainment.
Bar Le Catérail
Although Courchevel 1550 doesn’t have much of a party reputation, Bar Le Catérail welcomes patrons into its cosy interiors where they screen the latest sports and host live music events.
Après-ski in La Tania
Pub Le Ski Lodge
Come and watch the match on the projector screen, enjoy some live music or simply take advantage of the daily happy hours at Pub Le Ski Lodge. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest information.
La Taiga Bar
La Taiga has all you need for a cosy après experience. You’ll find a covered terrace, an indoor bar and a larger restaurant upstairs if you’d like something to eat. Check their Facebook page to stay up to date with live music events taking place throughout the season.
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